Motherhood

Why you need to be in your newborn's photos | Geelong Newborn Photographer

I often get mums (and dads) who tell me up front they DON’T want to be in their baby’s photos when they come in for their newborn session.


I know how that feels. I had a 37 hour labour (yes really!) and lost a litre of blood so I felt like a pale ghost that had been dragged around by a tractor for a while.

But to this day I regret not having even one nice image of the two of us together when he was an actual newborn, when he was brand new, and i was feeling all the brand new mum feelings as well.

The few photos I do have trigger all those memories but imagine how it would feel to have just one beautiful shot of us together, a tiny bit independent from the blur of the newborn period. A kind of testament to the real feelings we have underneath the overwhelm of becoming a parent. I wish I had that photo.

So when I do have mums come in reluctant to be in the photos, I do try and explain it’s for your baby and future you - the you that will realise it doesn’t matter if you have a few bags under your eyes or you haven’t had time to go to the hairdresser. The photo matters more.



if I still haven’t convinced you, here’s a few points to consider before you make the decision not to be in the photos.

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l can Photoshop You

Yeah I know, I might get a few people saying you should just accept how you look right now and be empowered. And that’s all good, but I tell you what - if you’ve lost a litre of blood and you haven’t slept for a week, it’s OKAY to get a bit of a digital boost! I’m not going to leave your jaundice baby yellow and I’m not going to leave your skin looking blotchy either!

Can you do all those with the selfies you are taking without using a snapchat with bunny ears? Nope, probably not. So LET me do it for you.


What do you have to lose?



If you truly don’t like the image of you, at least you have it. You don’t even have to show it to anyone. If you change your mind in a few years, you can display it, gift it to your partner, gift it to your child or mother or whoever is going to appreciate it. You can look back on it, and love it.

If you don’t take it, you’ll never have it, and you can never go back in time to do it again. There are no re-dos over your baby’s newborn weeks.


It’s Not About You.

I know it’s harsh, but it’s not. Your child truly won’t care if your hair isn’t bouncy. They won’t even SEE all the things you see. They just see their mum, holding them and looking at them the way the mums below are looking at their children.

It’s worth it, believe me.

So what happens If you regret it now?

You can’t go back in time, but you can do something even better and honestly - just start now.

Book a family session or book something I love - Motherhood Sessions. They are perfect for any aged child and are simple and beautiful.

And don’t forget, payment plans are available and totally flexible!

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Motherhood Session | Lindsay and Bea

Motherhood Sessions always make me feel good.   We all know how difficult it can be to get in front of that camera and so I love when mamas push themselves to do it anyway, because the end result is always so magical!

Little Bea brought her mama in with her and together made the prettiest pair!    Bea's beautiful blue eyes made it pretty easy for me to get some gorgeous images of her,  but my favourites are always, always - mama and baby.


 

Motherhood Sessions Ocean Grove Geelong | Amanda & Kids

I've finally had some time to blog one of my new Motherhood sessions and I know you will love it!  These sessions are brand new and will be permanently available.  Such an important type of session needs to be available, all year round. I introduced these sessions because SO many mums are the ones taking all the photos of their kids or their kids with dad, and never getting in those photos, whether it be because they are self conscious, or just never have the time.

But these images will be absolutely priceless to your children.  They are truly a celebration of motherhood and your relationship with your children.

These guys came in a couple of weeks ago for their session and I hope they loved it!    I have photographed this family a few times but rarely with mum involved, so I'm so glad these sessions convinced Amanda to go for it!

If you'd like your own motherhood session, just click here.

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